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for allegedly running down four pedestrians near twin peaks in san francisco and killing one of them. the group is walking on christmas tree point road about 9:00 last night when they were hit knocking them down a hillside. the female driver was arrested nearby with two male companions. >>> antioch police looking for a second suspect after a chase that ended in a crash. officers were trying to stop two people who allegedly robbed the bonfair market an 10th street around 1 a.m. the driver slammed into a retaining wall. one man was arrested at the scene, a second got away. >>> a sinkhole in lafayette is open to reopen mountain view drive. the 80 by 40-foot hole opened up during heavy rain this month. the work is ahead of schedule and far enough along to open the road for christmas. more work will be done after the new year. >> because we didn't get this done, i will see you next week. >> washington leaders leave hort holidays and leave a "fiscal cliff" compromise on -- leave for the holidays and leave a "fiscal cliff" compromise on hold. what's left to find common ground with only days to make a
influential to let us know that we're already safe. the creek also runs through san francisco park and palo alto. in palo alto, crews sets up sand bags. back in east palo alto, all residents can do is watch the rain forecast for tonight. back to a live picture here at bay here is road, the flood stage is 15 feet. we checked the water gauge a short time ago. the creek is only running at 3 feet right now so there is no danger. but with the heavy rains just beginning a little bit to the north of us, obviously, that's a waiting game right here now to see what happens to this creek later tonight. back to you. >> thanks, mark. >>> now to north of the gold en gate to cbs 5 reporter linked ya yi >> reporter: hi. of the rain is really slamming the north bay here. the storm system is causing some concerns to the residents here but they are very ready here in san anselmo. local families kept an eye on the rushing creek that runs right by the town. >> we have to check on the creek. >> reporter: are you worried? >> not this time. look at it. it's not even close. >> reporter: but they had their share of
action. >> san francisco mayor ed lee pushing for stronger regulations on certain types of ammunition. he is proposing a citywide ban on commercial sales of hollow point bullets. he also wants police notified when anyone in the city buys 500 or more rounds of ammunition at once. >>> san francisco police also announced plans for another gun buyback event afternoon last weekend's huge successful one. but cbs 5 reporter mark sayre shows us it may be impossible to keep one a huge spike in gun sales. >> this hand guard is attached by -- >> reporter: here at the bay area gun vault in mountain view the owner says business has been brisk. >> one of the most popular sellers, the ar-15 semi- automatic rifle. >> well, uhm, the government is wanting to ban certain types of rifles and they are very popular. and people have been caught on the fence of buying them are now pushed over to the edge where if i can't get them quick i will get them now. >> reporter: with fears of gun laws, gun owners an enthusiasts aren't taking chances. >> we have a ton of new buyers. people who never bought them before are
being. but it left behind quite a mess. this is the great highway in san francisco where excess water forced the closure of the southbound lanes. but it's the rainwater you can't see that could pose the biggest danger. mark sayre is with homeowners keeping their eyes on saturate hillsides. >> reporter: in the past 25 years, 100 californians have died as a result of landslides and the bay area already a high risk area. that risk only goes up the more rain we get. you don't have to look far to see the signs all of over the bay area of plenty of small landslides like this one in the hills of alameda county or this one along nearby morrison canyon road which remains closed due to the ongoing landslide danger. according to the california geological survey, there is no specific data that can predict when any particular hillside will give way. >> the longer you go into the season, the greater that risk becomes because the ground has absorbed that much more water. >> reporter: ron ruben is a state geologist who studies landslides all over california. he says the bay area is particularly at ri
to the bay bridge this morning. san francisco police say a driver slammed into the fire hydrant at folsom and essex. apparently the man didn't stop as police tried to pull him over. he was taken to the hospital and then arrested. >>> oakland has failed to reform its police department. even though it worked out a deal avoid a full federal takeover, it has become the first in the nation to surrender part of its command to a court-appointed compliance director. cbs 5 reporter da lin on what happens next. >> that agreement in my opinion is going to be absolutely worse for the oakland police department to be able to function. >> reporter: oakland mayor jean quan and police chief howard jordan did not want to talk about the partial federal takeover. but councilman ignacio de la fuente says the arrangement creates too many restrictions on police officers to fight crime. >> police got have the ability to use what they learn in order to identify people before they commit crimes. >> reporter: the compliance director would be able to punish and fire the police chief and the command staff. civil righ
. instead of the line ending in san francisco's chinatown, crews will extend the tunnel all the way to columbus avenue and powell street. cbs 5 political insider phil matier shows us there's still a lot of work that needs to be done to make that a reality. >> as we look at the future of the city of san francisco, i think it would make all the sense in the world. >> reporter: that was muni chief ed reiskin explaining why he is now proposing to extend the $1.6 billion central subway from chinatown to this abandoned theater in north beach. >> it would be great for north beach. it's an important neighborhood for the city. it would be great for the city. >> reporter: it would also be good politics. you see, the subway was going to stop here in chinatown but to get all the equipment in and out to build it, they would have to keep boring on down the street to north beach and pull all the machinery out by digging a big pit here at this intersection. >> it's going to disrupt the whole neighborhood and damage businesses. >> reporter: so the feeling was, chinatown gets the subway station and n
people found bound and gagged and then dumped on a san francisco street. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez is at the place where it all started and joe, you're learning there are complicated relationships here. >> reporter: we are learning that, liz. we're in the 3700 block of san bruno avenue and what we have learned is this house behind me is not only the home of where two of the people who were arrested happened to live, but also the place where the crime started where the two victims were beaten, then bound and gagged. >>> reporter: according to court documents the two male suspects, one carrying a gun, went inside this home at 3733 san bruno avenue, assaulted the male victim, 26-year-old steven reed, then tied his hands behind his back. then prosecutors say the suspects beat the female victim. 19-year-old audrey practiced i do, hog-tied her arms to her ankles, then gagged her with a sock. last night a resident told cbs 5 reporter linda yee that the police took key evidence away including bedding. >> mattresses, like a bed. >> reporter: after they drove away they believe one of the sus
now. they married in 2004 when the city and county of san francisco began issuing marriage licenses. but after they exchanged their vows they were notified their marriage had been voided. in 2008 they didn't remarry for fear it would be revoked. they were right. now they wait again. this time with hope. >> today is a great day because we can see the potential for a good outcome, but there is also the possibility of something different happening. we have to congress to temper our hopes and dream a lit -- continue to temper our hopes a little longer. >> reporter: the supreme court justices will likely have a decision by the end of june. allen, keep in mind there are nine justices. they could go in nine different directions. one thing is for sure, this is an historic moment. >> juliette goodrich, thank you so much. the supreme court has also agreed to review the a challenge to the national defensive marriage act. >> they have to solve this on a national level because there is just too much administrative confusion right now. who can visit who in the hospital, who gets health benefits.
to the five suspects. they say a 32-year-old san francisco woman and a 21-year- old oakland man have been charged with murder. three women, 19, 22 and 24 years old from hercules have been charged with accessory to murder. investigators say the victims knew their attackers. >> it was established that there was an extensive relationship between the victims and the suspect in this case. i cannot get into details about the relationships. >> reporter: police say they wouldn't elaborate on a motive, nor would they confirm that this case may be tied to prostitution, trafficking or a drug ring. one of the victims, 26-year-old steven reed, died of his injuries sunday evening. the 18-year-old female victim who remains hospitalized was at once suffering from life- threatening wounds but tonight police say they expect her to live. the investigation continues. live in san francisco, linda yee, cbs 5. >>> two bay area accidents sent cars over cliffs today and one of those turned out to be a fatal accident. chp says that a truck plunged off mount hamilton road south of the lick observatory. that was abo
was found in san francisco two days later. police say she was taken there by force. >> no connection to the suspect and she did not go -- it wasn't -- she went there against her will. she was taken there against her will. >> police say they are charging atkinson with three counts of rape, two counts of kidnapping, and committing lewd acts on a child. police also say the victim is now at home recovering with her family. >>> accusations are flying over alameda county's proposed drone program. the sheriff's office says it needs the mini spy planes for emergencies like search-and- rescue. but civil rights activists say that's not the whole roof to and have proof. ann notarangelo reports. >> reporter: the day gang with aclu saying the sheriff's department is pulling a fast one with the drones and ended with the sheriff's department saying there had been a clerical error. alameda county sheriff's department wants a camera equipped drone something similar to this for search-and- rescue and serving search warrants in high risk areas where deputies are concerned about armed suspects. >> havin
. as for damage to the house, no estimate yet on that. in san francisco, anne makovec, cbs 5. >>> that wasn't the only tree that fell this morning. this one came crashing down on a parked car in san francisco's richmond district. fortunately nobody hurt. >>> must have accessory in the burlingame parking lot, rai boots. >> a three-car crash put traffic on the golden gate bridge at a standstill this morning. no one was badly hurt but at least eight cars stalled waiting for it to be cleared out. >>> after an active morning, there's not much hang on our cbs 5 high-def doppler radar right now. and things should stay pretty dry for the next few days. in about 15 minutes, roberta gonzales will let us know how long this dry spell will last. >>> ken bastida is live in mobile5. residents in lafayette still living with the effects of this weekend's past storms. and ken, money being made available to help speed up repairs to that huge sinkhole in the street. >> reporter: we'll get to that in a second. we're here on mountain view drive whereby now, most people in the bay area know what happened. but tak
you park under. >> reporter: san francisco police blocked off pine street between laguna and buchanan as the fire department got to work trimming that tree. and we're not talking holiday style. oversaturated ground gave way causing this tree to crash on a mercedes just east of san francisco's lower pacific heights neighborhood. an area neighbors say gets the brunt of bad luck during storms. >> what's the city going to do to make sure the rest of the trees don't fall down? >> reporter: nobody was hurt. one neighbor said i guess it goes to show, you can't park anywhere in the city. in san francisco, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> parts of the south bay got a good drenching. more than 7" of rain falling in parts of the santa cruz mountains. cbs 5 joe vazquez in santa cruz county. joe, i have word the storm claimed a life? >> reporter: that's right. a man died from this storm here in santa cruz county. it happened in the sokel creek in capitola that's going to be just southeast of santa cruz. our sister station kion said the man drowned. here in the santa cruz mountains a steady rain continues
are looking for three men who tied up a san francisco family and robbed them during an overnight break- in. it happened just before 4 a.m. at a home on sloat boulevard in the pine lake park neighborhood. the robbers got away with jewelry, purses and cash. the victims were not hurt. >>> a well deserved moment of praise today for two san francisco police officers who saved a newborn's life. the officers from the bayview station responded to a call last wednesday about a woman bleeding. well, the next thing they knew a man on the street was handed them an unresponsive baby. officers noticed something wasn't right so they started cpr. >> having two young children, i know what a baby should look like when it's first born. and this baby showed no signs. there was no movement. no screaming. no crying. >> no. but they did a great job. the baby was revived, taken to the hospital and he is doing well. police believe that the mother had serious substance abuse problems. the baby is going to be in the custody of child protective services while the circumstances surrounding his discovery are investigat
was seriously hurt. >>> a very close call in san francisco. the driver of this car accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake. finally skidded to a stop africa reasoning off that cliff near the twin peaks look -- after karineing off that cliff near the twin peaks lookout. it is a long bay down. nobody was hurt. >>> if you plan to eat fresh dungeness crowd, san francisco crab tanks are crammed full again. the first big shipment came in this morning after crabbers and wholesalers settled a week-long price war on tuesday. >>> software mogul john mcafee is staying in a miami beach hotel. he is working to stay in the u.s. so far, he says u.s. authorities are not trying to question him in the death of his belize neighbor. mcafee is wanted for questioning in that country. he insists he did not kill anyone. and he fears for his life if he returns to belize. >> this is not about a murder in belize. this began on the 30th of april of last year when 42 armed soldiers stormed my property, shot my dog in the head, uhm, held me in the sun handcuffed with my hands behind my back for 14 hours, destroyed
borrowed money from check and go online. now, at a press conference today san francisco city attorney dennis herrera said check and go skirted california law by preying on the most economically vulnerable and charging interest rates as high as 400%. >> they partnered with an out- of-state bank to essentially say that we are no longer subject to the limits of 36% apr that's set in california law so as part of the settlement that we have negotiated with them they have agreed to abide by california's limits. they have discontinued that relationship with the out of state bank. and they also have established this settlement fund. >> reporter: now, to qualify for a refund you must have taken out a four-month installment loan through one of three affiliated websites between november 2006 and june 2008. you now have 90 days to file a claim. >>> and as we round out the year we have a few recalls to remind you of. first up, the nap nanny. recently sued by the government following the death of five infants, the cpsc says its makers are unable or unwilling to issue a recall. so major retailers ha
of san francisco. ,,,,,, at least one republican >>> a looming vote on a republican plan to avert the "fiscal cliff" is exposing some party fractures tonight. at least one republican congressman says he objects to house speaker john boehner's plan b meaning higher taxes on incomes of a million dollars or more but despite that criticism, speaker boehner insists that he has the votes in congress to pass his plan. both sides are still a few billion dollars apart. >> the president's offer of $1.3 trillion in revenues and $850 billion in spending reductions fails to meet the test that the president promised the american people a balanced approach. >> we should be raising taxes on the wealthiest few as a means of reducing the deficit. i have also said that i'm willing to identify some spending cuts that make sense. >> if senate democrats defeat plan b, boehner says president obama will see the largest tax increase in history. the president says bring it! he vowed to veto the bill if it comes to his desk. . >>> the military will seek the death penalty. it was announced after a hearing fo
is not for the streets. it's not for sports. it's really a gun of war. >> reporter: san francisco mayor ed lee and oakland mayor jean quan agree with the federal assault weapons ban that's already in place in california. the two cities just had their largest gun buy-back event taking 600 firearms off the streets. >> but the reality is we can buy back hundreds but if we can't stop the flow into nevada and increasingly now for the internet and other sources, this is where we really need and that's why you see the mayors across the country trying to put pressure on the federal government. >> reporter: but will public sentiment last long enough to fight strong lobbying groups like the nra? san jose mayor chuck reed weighed in. >> i think people have a right to not necessarily use assault weapons anytime anywhere they want and i think within the limits of the constitution, there are things we can do and we should. >> some may see it as a smart political move and it may turn out to be but there's always risk. >> reporter: this political consultant says the political momentum is strong enough to call
increased school patrols. san francisco police already have resource officers on campus. they say they are double- checking school safety plans. >>> cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez is in san francisco and joe, extra police or not, the schools across the bay area are addressing what happened today. >> reporter: that's right. i have talked to a lot of parents today and the mood is still one of horror and disbelief that something like this could happen at a school. you know, eventually the conversation turned to a question, is the school going to keep my kid safe? the school spent the day reassuring parents that yes they will keep them as safe as possible. it may be 3,000 miles away from the worst grade school shooting in american history, but still the mood here is somber. >> i think every parent is turning around and saying i got hug my kids that much tighter today. in fact, i got a text from a friend who said i drove straight from my son's preschool and gave him a hug and said son i love you and i think that's how every parent is feeling. you know, horrible sadness for the families tha
san francisco from north beach to davisidero to the mission. one artist involved with the mission's clarion alley mural project says 2012 has been the worst year since he started 15 years ago. >>> new year's eve is almost here and with that comes the annual warning about drunk driving. elissa harrington is at the chp in the city and it's pretty obvious drunk driving is dangerous but still people do it so now a new plan to deal with it? >> reporter: well, elizabeth, the usual checkpoints and increased patrols, but a new bill was introduced today to lower driving-related deaths and crackdown on repeat dui offenders. >> with the upcoming new year's holiday, it is more important than ever to be aware of dangers associated with impaired and distracted driving. >> reporter: so law enforcement will be cracking down on drunk drivers. starting tonight through new year's day. police agencies including redwood city will have dui checkpoints. they will estimate they will se 1500 cars. they made hundreds of arrests over christmas. senate bill 55 targets repeat offenders. it would require ignit
bridge on christmas eve. these are your temperatures outside right now. san francisco 53. oakland 54. the rest of the bay area took the day off. you know who also is being tracked today? santa claus. you may have heard of him. he's working his way around the world. look really closely at your television screen. looks like he is now leaving western europe just dropping off some presents in britain and also ireland, working his way across the atlantic ocean. we are at 4.1 billion and counting. tracking santa tonight. this is an early christmas present for snowfall total if you are a fan of snow. over the weekend, 57 inches of snowfall. heavenly, 54 inches. there is more coming up tonight and tomorrow. 140% of normal is the show pact right now. last year, 27%. we have five times as much snow this year compared to last year on christmas eve. tonight we will be in the 40s. 24 concord down to 40. a little chilly for the kids early tomorrow morning. low pressure moving in. there is not as much moisture to go with this. also, the storm tracker will be a little bit far to the north. we're no
you around the bay area. still warm. still 59 degrees at concord. san francisco at the airport hit 61 degrees today. as we gaze toward mount diablo, they say on a clear day, you can see 240 away from the top of that peak. we did have a clear day today. not going to stay that way for long. we have more fog coming up right in time for the morning commute. sunny early after the fog burns off. cold moves in tuesday. you did not have to see 240- miles to spy an unusual site in the skies above the mission district. early sunday morning, yes. this is footage from an iphone. >> look at that, dude. >> amazing. >> reporter: there was light from the sky. light in the sky above the mission district. sort of floating around up there. very unusual, isn't it, to have lights in the sky around christmas time? actually did talk to the faa. they said visually we have no idea what those were, and neither do we. will be easy to see fog in the morning. about 9:00 you will see 40s. plenty of sun, but not for long. high pressure in command of the eastern pacific is going to slightly nudge out east. we will g
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